Americana Highways is hosting this premiere of Rylan Brooks’ album If Wishes Were Horses, due to be available on March 12. If Wishes Were Horses was produced by Dean Miller; recorded by Lee Unfried, Louis Remenapp & Rory Rositas at Omnisound Studios, Nashville with assistant engineer Josh Emmons and post-production session arrangement by Nate Rylan. The album was mixed by Rory Rositas and mastered by Jim DeMain, Yes Mastering, Nashville.
Musicians on the album are Nate Rylan on lead vocals, electric and acoustic guitars; Chris Brooks on lead vocals and acoustic guitar; Mark Beckett and Eddie Bayers on drums; Steve Hinson on pedal steel and slide; Andy Keenan on pedal steel; Guthrie Trapp on electric and baritone guitars and mandolin; Eli Beaird on bass; Michael Spriggs on acoustic guitar; Jimmy Wallace on piano and keys; Bob Beach on harmonica; and Will Brown on electric guitar on track 3.
If you’re looking for some straight-up country, quality old school style, press play and listen. There’s a lot to love in Rylan Brooks.
We wrote this batch of tunes out on the road and during down times between hauls. It was a dream come true to record them alongside an all-star lineup of Nashville session greats and long-standing country music producer, Dean Miller, who besides us has produced and written with country greats the likes of Merle Haggard, Dolly Parton & George Jones. We are also thrilled to have Americana Highways stream our new album exclusively, being that y’all were one of the first to publish a story about us years ago when we played with Delbert McClinton at the Colonial Theatre in Pennsylvania. We hope folks enjoy this collection of stories about the good, the bad, and the downright peculiar from our times together on the road. — Nate Rylan & Chris Brooks